Meet The Staff!
Marca Porter is the heart of Porter Tutoring. Nearly 35 years ago, Marca began Porter Tutoring as a private tutor, traveling to area schools during the day and meeting with more clients in the evenings. Prior to opening Porter Tutoring, Marca was a University tutor, Supervisor for UTA's tutoring program, and was Director for a national chain of tutoring programs. She loves scuba diving with her husband and preserving special memories through scrapbooking. She has a passion for education and possess an exceptional talent for discovering learning techniques to best fit each student that she contributes to God. Her favorite saying is, "Learn Something New Today!" as she believes you should learn something new every single day!
Upon entering our office, you'll likely be greeted by our friendly receptionist and scheduling coordinator, Audrey. Through her work with the City of Arlington, she discovered her love for children. She is currently pursuing a degree in counseling from The University of Texas at Arlington. Outside of work and school, Audrey enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors in nature, and seeing music performed live. Her favorite quote by Amelia Earhart is simply, "Adventure is worthwhile in itself".
Elise began her career teaching 8th-12th Math and has 9 years experience in the Secondary classroom. She has worked for Porter Tutoring for even longer than that as she began with them while in college. She loves to find different ways to explain difficult math concepts and loves when students feel success! She enjoys spending time with her husband, her two beautiful daughters, and her dog named “Tini”. Her favorite book is Their Eyes Were Watching God and some of her favorite things in the world are iced mochas, traveling, and live theater!
Michelle was born and raised in Arlington, Texas. She graduated top 2% at Arlington High School. She is currently pursuing a double major in physics and mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle is gifted not only in academics, but also at helping students with creative ways to study and remember what they have learned! Outside of academics, she enjoys playing her piano and viola. Her favorite book is Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.
This world traveler began her teaching career the summer of 2007 in Kigali, Rwanda teaching Algebra to expatriates in the area. Jessie has spent most of her 10 year educational career teaching high school math in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas. Jessie likes to spend her free time with her husband and puppy. Her favorite activities are traveling, reading, live theater, and crafting! Some of her favorite book series are: The Matched Series, The Sword of Truth Series, and The Queen’s Own series.
Ben is Arlington, Texas-born and raised. He graduated from Martin High School. He was involved with AVID, AP and dual credit courses, and a member of the school's Academic Decathlon team. Currently, he is at the University of Texas at Arlington pursuing a major in physics and a certification in secondary science teaching. He enjoys spending time with his dog, Fudge, and his favorite books are the Eragon series.
Ben grew up here in Arlington, Texas and graduated from Arlington High with Honors. He was involved with the orchestra, Pals, and the National Honor Society. He is now going to school at the University of Texas at Arlington to achieve an Aerospace Engineering degree. He is also minoring in Math, Spanish, and Mechanical Engineering. Outside of school, Ben enjoys weightlifting and going for a run. His favorite book is "The Martian".
Kristen is a student in her senior year at UTA. She is pursuing majors in both Environmental Science and German Language. She has experience teaching children of all ages and with leading biology labs at UTA. When she has time for herself, she enjoys reading anything she can, swimming, and going hiking and rock climbing. Her favorite book is "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society".
Madeleine moved to Arlington in 2015 and graduated from Arlington High School. She was
involved in orchestra, and competed in athletics. Now, she’s attending the University of Texas at
Arlington with a major in Political Science, and three minors in Spanish, English, and Sociology.
She also competes on UTA’s Cross Country and Track teams. In her free time, Madeleine
enjoys writing, drawing, and spending time with her dogs. Her favorite book is “The Little
Dean is a native of Arlington, Texas, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arlington High School. While there, he was Vice President of Choir and member of the Academic Decathlon team. He is currently at UTA pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. He is also a member of UTA's chapter of Engineers without Borders. Outside of school, Dean enjoys reading about philosophy and politics, playing guitar, and studying comedy. His favorite books is "The Inner Game of Tennis" by W. Timothy Gallwey.